|Quick Facts: Budget Analysts
$82,260 per year
$39.55 per hour
|3% (As fast as average)
Budget analysts help public and private organizations plan their finances.
Budget analysts work in government agencies, private companies, and universities. Most work full time.
Budget analysts typically need a bachelor’s degree to enter the occupation. Courses in accounting, economics, and statistics are helpful.
The median annual wage for budget analysts was $82,260 in May 2022.
Employment of budget analysts is projected to grow 3 percent from 2022 to 2032, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 3,600 openings for budget analysts are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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